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Business principles and standards

Our Business Principles and Standards govern the way we work at Standard & General.

Standard & General is committed to being the world's premier commodity trading company. Therefore, we must continuously achieve superior operating and financial results while adhering to high ethical standards.

As a global commodity company operating in a challenging world, we set high-performance standards and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we live up to our core values — honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles and Standards are trust, openness, teamwork, professionalism, pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Our following principles guide our relationships with our customers, employees, and communities:




Our customers' interests always come first because our experience shows that our success will follow if we serve our customers well. We regularly receive confidential information through our standard commercial relationships. To use confidential information improperly or carelessly or breach confidence would be unthinkable.

Success depends on our ability to satisfy the ever-changing market needs consistently. We commit to being responsive and innovative while offering high-quality commodities at competitive prices.



We select our people one by one. Our exceptional workforce provides us with an invaluable competitive advantage. To build on this edge, we will strive to hire and retain the most qualified people available and maximize their opportunities for success through development and training.

We strive to preserve a safe work environment characterized by trust, open communication, fair treatment, and enriched by diversity. We expect our people to hold high ethical standards in everything they do, their personal lives, and their work for the firm.





We are committed to being an exceptional corporate citizen everywhere we work worldwide. We maintain high ethical standards, obey all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and respect local and national cultures. Above all other objectives, we engage in safe and environmentally responsible operations.

Standard & General aspires to be at the leading edge of competition in every aspect of our business. That requires the companies' resources — technological, operational, human, and financial — to be employed correctly and assessed routinely.

Our business's nature requires a long-term focused approach to maintain the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions. We consistently endeavor to improve efficiency and productivity through learning, sharing, and implementing best practices. We will be disciplined and selective in evaluating the range of opportunities available to us. We will seek to develop commercial relationships that provide a competitive edge.

We aspire to achieve our goals by flawlessly executing our business plans and adhering to our guiding Business Principles and Standards. We will comply fully with the ethical principles, laws, rules, and regulations that govern us.

Our continued success depends upon unswerving adherence to all our Business Principles and Standards.

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